Tools and resources

We produce guidance and learning materials on a wide variety of topics to help you through your studies and into your career as a doctor.

Here are some we’d recommend you have a look at or bookmark for the future. 

Outcomes for graduates

We set the standards and requirements for all stages of medical education. Outcomes for graduates, and the accompanying Practical skills and procedures set out the knowledge, skills and behaviours you should have by the time you graduate. You can use it to keep track of what you need to learn during your medical degree.

The reflective practitioner

Reflective practice will help you to learn from your experiences. In collaboration with the Medical Schools Council, we've produced guidance to give you practical tips and examples of how to make reflective practice a regular part of your routine.

Welcomed and valued

If you have a long-term health condition or disability, Welcomed and valued will help you to understand more about the support your medical school or postgraduate educator should offer. Health conditions and disabilities affect each person in a unique way, so we've designed this guidance for educators to make sure they give all students and doctors the tools and flexibility they need to succeed.

Clinical placements – what to expect as a medical student

Written for students, by students, this guide covers what to expect from your clinical placements, what’s expected of you, and what you should do if you have questions or concerns. It highlights relevant parts of our guidance on delivering undergraduate clinical placements, which is aimed at medical schools and placement providers. By understanding what to expect, you can get the most out of your time on clinical placement.

Ethical hub

Our ethical hub addresses issues that doctors often ask us about or have told us they find challenging. These include, for example, speaking up and raising concerns, using social media, tackling sexual misconduct and mental capacity.

Professional behaviour and fitness to practise

Being a medical student means you will be joining a trusted profession, which requires a high standard of behaviour at all times. Although this guidance is written for educators at your medical school, you may find it useful to understand how they manage professionalism and fitness to practise concerns.